Grateful Dead Live at Tower Theatre on 1976-06-23
The Music Never Stopped
Looks Like Rain
Brown Eyed Women
Lazy Lightnin' ->
Friend Of The Devil
The Promised Land
Samson And Delilah
Might As Well
Let It Grow ->
Let It Grow ->
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Saint Stephen ->
Dancing In The Street ->
Johnny B. Goode
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadVenue Tower TheatreLocation Upper Darby, PASource Unknown Mics -> Master Cassette -> Apogee Ensemble -> Peak -> AIFFLineage AIFF -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLACTransferred by Charlie Miller
Sony ECM-33P -> Master Cassette -> SHN (shnid=15534) supplies:
Yellow Dog Story (0:00 - 6:29)
High Time (5:46 - end of track)
Looks Like Rain (complete track)
Samson And Delilah (0:00 - 0:04)
Saint Stephen (4:56 - 5:29)
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Show was recorded with mics placed at soundboard
-- Patch source was also remastered
February 24, 2014
This run just keeps on giving...
Wow. My first time making my way through 76, and this run at the Tower Theatre is my favorite material yet!
Another high-energy start to the night with Music, Sugaree, and Mama Tried. They are just killing these tunes (and others used as set-starters to gather momentum early on in the show).
Digging the continuing theme of slower ballads in the first set. High Time, LLR, and FOTD stand out in this recording in particular. Another early version Lazy Lightning>Supplication sounds phenomenal. Promised retains its spot as 1st set closer (a big stylistic change from all the Playin closers of 73 and 74).
Second set has some real gems in it. LiG>Drums>LiG>Cosmic Charlie will knock you off your feet, only to get blown away by St. Stephen>NFA>St. Stephen before you've even recovered. Dancin carries the jubilation of the crowd/atmosphere only to slow things down with a beautiful rendition of Wheel, appearing for the first time at the end of the set. Fear not, though, the boys come back out for a powerful Johnny B. Goode encore if you didn't have the chance to rid your body entirely of the Bacchian frenzy within.
Note how Dancin, Music, and Wheel were all played the previous night as well.
August 12, 2012
Even though SBDs of '79 are awesome in their precision sometimes I feel like they have some of the life sucked out of them ....clearly not the case with this AUD! The acoustices clearlt indicate it was a small venue ..very intimate sounding.
I gotta say its really nice people go trouble of putting these shows on the board. it is really much appreciate you can't imagine. In my case I have bought every Dick's Picks,Daves Picks, On the Road release that the organization has ever come out with. There is not one I have missed ....I have even bought a number of them twice by mistake.....I hope they keep on releasing them....its just that its really fun to compare SBD vs. AUD of these shows!
February 18, 2012
I like this version better than the other two. LIG is one of the best. This is what I want to hear in a St. Stephen. A young Dancin', I don't think (not sure) this new version has been released commercially yet. LIG thru...is great stuff!!! The Wheel is rollin' too. A solid 4 star recording. Certainly among the best of '76, if not the best. I heard another guy write of this show that, "it was well jammed". The Dude is right on!
June 23, 2010
grateful bicentiennel summer of 1976
I am gald i remembered the summer of 76. though i was only 8 years old and was not there i remember earlier this month listening to 1976 and seeing how many shows would be played during the summer of this year. sounds really good for an audience tape. you can hear just about everything clearly. the crowd is defintely having a great time. somke a little and enjoy summer 34 years ago
June 23, 2009
33 years ago
Granted, I've only gotten to Mama Tried, but had to shout out a huge thanks to Charlie Miller for this one.
What a fine way to spend the afternoon!!!